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Doing Our Part: How Episcopalians Can Respond to Gun Violence in Our Communities and States
June 28, 2022 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
On Tuesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. Eastern on Zoom, join Bishops United Against Gun Violence to learn about what we can do in our states to limit the damage of the recent Supreme Court ruling on conceal carry laws; realize the promise of the new federal gun safety law; and respond when gun violence happens in our communities and states. Together we will:
Learn about advocacy for state laws that further strengthen gun safety and take advantage of the federal bill’s funding for state red flag laws, which let judges take weapons from people who post a threat to themselves or others.
Review four General Convention resolutions sponsored by Bishops United Against Gun Violence that can help the Episcopal Church strengthen its advocacy for common sense gun reform. (Resolutions B003, B006, B007, B009)
Lament the beloved children of God who have died from gun violence by praying a new liturgy developed by bishops for responding to gun violence in our communities.
Speakers will include Bishops United co-conveners Bishop Bonnie Perry of Michigan, Bishop Ian Douglas of Connecticut, and Bishop Daniel Gutiérrez of Pennyslvania. Bishop Deon Johnson will lead our prayers and Bishop Glenda Curry of Alabama will participate; Bishops Rayford Ray and Prince Singh will join Bishop Perry to discuss common sense gun law advocacy happening in the four Michigan Episcopal dioceses; and Bishop Sean Rowe of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania will share a first-hand story about responding when gun violence happens in a community. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Register to join the Zoom meeting: